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Ivan Doran, RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery at Highcroft Referrals

Ivan Doran

RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

Ivan graduated from Bristol University in 1997. After working in private practice in Yorkshire and Hertfordshire, he completed a three year post graduate surgical residency at Bristol in 2008. He is an RCVS Diplomate in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery and a Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery.

Ivan has additionally worked in surgical referral centres in France and spent six years working as a senior staff surgeon at Bristol University, before joining the surgery team at Highcroft, in September 2017. He has been an examiner for the RCVS Diploma (Specialist) examinations in soft tissue surgery as well as a member of the British College of Veterinary Specialists and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK).


Carpal derangement and associated carpal valgus in a dog. EJ Comerford  ICP Doran MR Owen. Veterinary Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology 19: 113-116 (2006)

Extensive bilateral odontogenic cysts in the mandible of a dog. ICP Doran    G Pearson  FJ Barr  A Hotston Moore. Veterinary Pathology 45: 58-60 (2008)

Liver size, Bodyweight, and Tolerance to Acute Complete Occlusion of Congenital Extrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts in Dogs. ICP Doran  FJ Barr  A Hotston Moore  TG Knowles  PE Holt. Veterinary Surgery  37(7): 656-662 (2008)

Acute Oropharyngeal and Esophageal Stick Injury in 41 dogs. ICP Doran  CA Wright  A Hotston Moore. Veterinary Surgery  37(8): 781-785 (2008)

Successful surgical treatment of a suspected iatrogenic arytenoid cartilage fracture in a dog. ICP Doran RN White. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 45: 181-184 (2009)

Extraction of urethral calculi by transabdominal cystoscopy and urethroscopy in nine dogs. S Libermann  I Doran  C Bille  E Bomassi  E Rattez.  Journal of Small Animal Practice 52(4): 190-194 (2011)

Matrix metalloproteinase activity in stifle synovial fluid of cranial cruciate ligament deficient dogs and effect of postoperative doxycycline treatment. M Rabillard, R Danger, IP Doran, GW Niebauer, S Brouard, O Gauthier. The Veterinary Journal 193: 271-273 (2012)

Myelomeningocoele And A Sinus Dermoid-Like Lesion In A French Bulldog. S Ployart,  I Doran  S Libermann  Canadian Veterinary Journal 54(12): 1133–1136. (2013)

Thoracoscopic Resection of Right Auricular Masses in dogs (9 cases): 2003-2011. S Ployart E Monnet I Doran S Libermann   Journal American Veterinary Medical Association 15;242(2):237-41 (2013)

Surgical Resolution Of An Oesophageal Duplication Cyst Causing Regurgitation In A Domestic Shorthair Cat. Doran, I., Costa, M. & Dawson, L. (2015) Journal of feline medicine and surgery open reports. 1, p. 1-4

Long-term outcome of female dogs treated with static hydraulic urethral sphincter for urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence. Gomes, C., Doran, I., Friend, E., Tivers, M. & Chanoit, G. Accepted May 2017 In : Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association.

Electrosurgery reduces blood loss and immediate postoperative inflammation compared to cold instruments for midline celiotomy in dogs: A randomized controlled trial (2017). Meakin L, Murrell J, Doran I, Knowles T, Tivers M, Chanoit G Veterinary Surgery. 46, 4, p. 515–519

Suspected bilateral phrenic nerve damage following a mediastinal mass removal in a 17-week-old pug. Raillard M, Murison P, Doran I. (2017) The Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne. 58, 3, p. 270-274

Tensile Comparison of Polydioxanone, Polyglyconate, and Barbed Glycolide-Trimethylene Carbonate Suture in Canine Cadaveric Tensor Fascia Lata (2017). Shimizu N, Tarlton J, Friend E, Doran I, Parsons K.Veterinary Surgery. 46, 1,  89–94

Use of an epidural catheter inserted at L1-L2 in a dog undergoing pelvic limb amputation. Raillard M, Harcourt-Brown T, Doran I, MacFarlane P. (2016) Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 43, 2, p. 237-238

Polypoid cystitis in a male entire springer spaniel puppy. Ruiz G, Day M, Doran I, Major A, Warman S (2018)Veterinary Record Case Reports

Open-mouth jaw locking in cats: a literature review and use of computed tomography in three cases. Nutt A, Anderson T, Gracis M, Doran I, Warren-Smith C, Langley-Hobbs S. J Feline Med Surg (2017) Epub ahead of print

Barium peritonitis with abdominal abscessation. Journal of Small Animal Practice (2018) Matiasovic M, Nutt A, Parsons K, Doran I In Press

Book Chapters

Esophageal Foreign Bodies. Doran, I. (2015) In: Small Animal Surgical Emergencies. Ed Lillian Aronson.

Interventional radiology: intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. Doran, I.1 May 2014 Vetstream.

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